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Spice Trail


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In Spice Trail, Hari Nayak, New York-based chef and restaurateur, gives dishes a special cachet with spices from his native India and around the world, playing with flavour and colour, ingredient and taste.



Ambuj, the third part of the Guardians of The Blue Lotus Trilogy, pays homage to India’s magnificent mythological heritage and takes the reader on a journey into the heart of human passions.

Chronicles of a village boy in New Delhi


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Chronicles of a village boy in New Delhi is a first person account of the transition that most youth are experiencing today: from one age to another, one place to another and one value system to another. The book elucidates what factors influence that process and unleash the potential in individuals (even those without a godfather!), with thoughts that inspire and direct destinies.

Whilst At Chader


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Interspersed with fascinating photographs, Whilst At Chader takes you through preparing your trekking gear in painstaking detail and acclimatizing in the rarefied heights, that range from 3,178 to 3,390 meters above sea level. With daytime temperatures ranging from -5°C to -10°C and the night temperature dropping to as low as -40°C, the Chader Trek is not for the faint-hearted.

Calcutta Diary


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The essays in Calcutta Diary first appeared in the Economic and Political Weekly during the infamous 21-month Emergency imposed in India between June 1975 and March 1977. Interestingly, Ashok Mitra had worked with former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi who had imposed the Emergency. The essays recount aspects of a unique and particularly difficult phase in contemporary Indian history.

Cooking Up A Storm – The Misra Family Way


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For the Misra sisters, Suneeta and Susmita, food always was and continues to be an important part of their lives. This book is a labor of love, persistence and a desire to leave behind a culinary legacy. It contains an eclectic collection of recipes that have been painstakingly detailed and neatly categorized for easy reading and access.

Sailing Against The Wind


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There’s always another life awaiting us. The only way to embrace it is by letting go of the life we are living. Set in post-independence India this is the tale of Bhola, an unsophisticated young man from a small settlement, who lands up in Bombay, the ‘City of Dreams’.

Pillars of Parallel Cinema: 50 Path-Breaking Hindi Films


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This is a retrospective of 50 path-breaking Hindi films made between the late 60s and mid-90s, when parallel cinema reigned in India. There is no single reason for selecting these 50 films – the primary criterion was that they were all made without the trappings of mainstream cinema and were driven more by passion than the power of money.